Oneida Lake

Oswego - New York

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One of the most intensively studied and managed lakes in the nation. Widely acknowledged as the premier Walleye lake in the Northeast. Smallmouth fishing is fantastic. Good numbers of perch, Crappie, Bluegill and bullhead. 51,100 acres.

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  1. Details: 3 lb. 5 oz. Largemouth Bass with a drop shot jacket crosstail shad

    1. Nice fish! Are you fishing the open next week?
  2. Details: 4 lb. Largemouth Bass with a storm stashing top walker

  3. Caught my first couple of Freshwater Drum ever today. They fight like freight trains and also look like bass sometimes while fighting them.

    Freshwater Drum with a Swimbait

    1. I want to catch one some day. I have caught big Black Drum.
    2. Tim Crowley 0
      They fight real hard like red drum
    3. cool fish how do they fight? Anything like the saltwater version?
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  4. Another day of fantastic fishing in upstate NY! 53 bass, 3 drum, 2 pickerel, 3 walleye, couple rock bass and bluegills. Ten biggest bass averaged over 18” each day.

    Smallmouth Bass with a Swimbait

  5. Killing the bass, rock bass, pickerel, and even some catfish and blue gills in NY. We caught more than 50 bass over three pounds.

    Smallmouth Bass

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      Thank you, hard to get good pictures in a 9 1/2 foot kayak. Much easier in my 21’ Nitro.
    2. awesome Smallmouth pics Tim!! Nice work
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  6. A group of jerzey googans got a south shore rental and hit the lake hard fishing 32 out of 60 hours this past weekend. I got my first iced eyeball Friday night. ...more Caught 2 keepers, a dozen hotdogs, and some football jumbo perch.


    1. NJ Squatch 0
      Our holes were infested with the hotdog sized walleyes.
    2. we should've brought them up to some NJ lakes and stocked them! hahaha
    3. That is a real Fingerling
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      does sound like a Blast!!!
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Congrats guys πŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸ»
    6. Pete Lyden 0
      sounds like a blast!!!
    7. burbot
    8. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Squatch! Great pics brother! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  7. I only landed one keeper walleye, but also plenty of big perch and each of my buddies had 1-2 keepers as well so all in all it was a decent fishing trip and a great ...more time otherwise!

    Walleye with a Everything

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Hell yeah!! πŸ‘
    2. cool! but i'm back in jersey now haha
    3. Pete Garm 0
      Dude you're in my zone!
    4. Hell yeah
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      That's awesome Chris! Good times! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  8. I ended up landing dozens of walleye over the weekend, despite the wind and rain but this was the only one on the jig and unfortunately most of the eyes were shorts ...more 😒

    Walleye with a Tungsten jig

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Lmao Niiiiiiice! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. Funny story, our friend went up to the house to get hotdogs and buns. Gave us 8 dogs and only 4 buns... so we photoshopped a pic of me holding a big burbot and ...more sent it to them saying i used the extrahotdogs as bait to catch it πŸ˜‚ we had them fooled all day 🀣🀣
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Put him in a hot dog bun, 2 bites.... in your belly! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  9. We got to oneida pretty late friday, but couldn’t wait and got out after the walleye. As it got dark my deadstick next to me jigging (rigged on my homemade jawjacker) ...more pops off and i iced my first ever walleye on hardwater πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Walleye with a Homemade jaw jacker

    1. Make them, easy with pvc pipe
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Thats awesome! Guna have to try the jawjacker lol 🎣🍻
    3. Thanks buddy
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Sweeeeeeeet! Congrats bro! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  10. Probably ended the ice fishing season with an upstate ny group trip to target walleye. I’ve never pulled one through the ice, but that changed this weekend. We ...more jigged up some blimpy perch in the process too!

    Yellow Perch with a Johnson Thinfisher Blade Baits

    1. thanks
    2. Melissa Norris 0
      Great catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    3. Awesome! Nice one ChrisπŸ‘Š
    4. Bryan Harper 0
    5. i figured, if i could catch jumbo perch while targeting walleye, why the hell not haha.... the perch were bigger than the walleye we were catching anyway HAHA
    6. Mike _ 0
      nice perch and so fun catching em on blades
    7. Thanks
    8. Robert Coleman 0
      He's a nice chunk! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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